Fog of justice

Outman, Robert H.



FOG OF JUSTICE Fair is foul, and foul is fair, Hover through the fog and filthy air, "Macbeth" -Shakespeare Everyone readily recognizes the "fog of war"; which conveniently excused the multi-trillion dollar mistake of the Qteatest minds in government, absolutely convinced, Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mess destruction. However, in society's rush to judgement, no one recognizes the fog of justice, which also leaves a path of destruction. The United States’ war on crime has produced 25 percent of the world's prisoners, at a cost of $52+ billion a year, yet the U.S. represents only 5 percent of the world's population. Are people in the U.S. exceptionally evil, or is the fog of justice blinding us? warfare reonires a mind set that the enemy must be neutralized at any cost. Our public guardians have declare. "war" on crime, establishing an ironic parallel, and unintentionally, giving *ise to a miasmic fog. In one of many incidents, the Washington Post on the weekend of April 18th 2015, reported how the miasma manifests itself: "The Justice epartment and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner it; an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against criminal defendants over more than a two—decade period before 2000." One of the many victims of this fog of justice, was sentae Tribble who served 28 years in prison for murder, based on F8} testimony about a single strand of hair, which many years later was found to be a dog hair. Fallacious testimony and evidence is not exclusive to the FBI, it is a systemic fog in the war on crime. V Prosecutors, police and crime lab technicians think of justice as winning at all costs. Bear in mind, none of these warriors in the war on crime are promoted on acquittals; convictions bring praise and promotions. The snore felony conyictions an agency can chalk-up, the larger the budget to wage war on crime. Prosecutors do not see their careers flourish with "hot Guilty" rulings. To lose a case brings shame upon a pride driven “justice” warrior. nothing could be further from the truth when a gory is told "This officer has no reason to lie." A distinct fog of justice spranls through the halls and battlefields of our war on crime. ha a typical police action, once an arrest is made and a conclusion is drawn, a perverse Rubicon is crossed. The investigation is driven to prove the conclusion, not to establish innocence. All to often, the case needs to be "tweaked“ to conform to the conclusion, after all, "All is fair in love and war." People have to realize, every war'has its collaterai damage. The collateral damage of this war is too great to ignore. not only are people losing their precious freedom and billions of dollars squandered, but society's soul is being compromised! This insanity has to stop, justice shouid be treasured not bastardized! 11 May 2015 Robert H. Outman Prisoner P-79939 http://oetneenthebars.orn/hlogs/895/

Author: Outman, Robert H.

Author Location: California

Date: October 22, 2016

Genre: Essay

Extent: 1 pages

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